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What happened to Alex Higgins the snooker player?

In 1998, Higgins was diagnosed with throat cancer. By the time he died at the age of 61 in 2010, there were multiple contributory health-related causes. Higgins represented snooker's first real superstar, akin to Paul Gascoigne in his standing as a cult figure.

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Who is the big drinker in snooker?

Big Bill' Werbeniuk

Snooker legend 'Big Bill' Werbeniuk once drank a staggering 76 cans of lager in the middle of a match. The notorious snooker star was a four-time quarter-finalist in the Embassy World Championships at the Crucible.

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What ever happened to Kirk Stevens snooker player?

He continues to play snooker in various Canadian events, including charity events. He has won the Canadian Open Championship in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2008.

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Who was the grinder in snooker?

Clifford Charles Devlin Thorburn CM

Clifford Charles Devlin Thorburn CM (born 16 January 1948) is a Canadian retired professional snooker player. Nicknamed "The Grinder" because of his slow, determined style of play, he won the World Snooker Championship in 1980, defeating Alex Higgins 18–16 in the final.

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What did Alex Higgins say to Hendry?

"I beat him convincingly 9-4 and throughout the game he's snapping and snarling. At the end, I offer my hand again; again, he takes it, gives me the death-stare and mutters, 'Up your ass, you c***.

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Why did Michaela leave snooker?

Tabb left the professional snooker tour in March 2015 following a dispute with the sport's commercial arm, World Snooker Ltd, against which she brought a case alleging sex discrimination, unfair dismissal, and breach of contract.

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Who are the snooker players accused of cheating?

Li Hang, Lu Ning, Zhang Jiankang, Chen Zifan, Chang Bingyu, Zhao Jianbo and Bai Langning all have charges to answer in the coming weeks. All ten stars – who are innocent until proven guilty – remain suspended “from attending and competing” in governed events until the conclusion of any hearing.

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Do they drug test snooker players?

Are professional Snooker players drug tested? Yes. Ronnie O'Sullivan failed a drug test when he won the Irish Masters against Ken Doherty. When Ronnie failed the drug test, Ken was awarded first prize.

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Who was banned for life from snooker?

Liang Wenbo and Li Hang have been banned from snooker for life after an investigation into match-fixing charges.

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Why did Ronnie quit against Hendry?

I wasn't playing well and I didn't want to be there. I shook hands and walked out. "A lot of it was in-the-moment stuff. It was just reacting, 'I'm playing rubbish, don't want to be here, can't win this match'.

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